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Jonathan L. Phillips

Phone: 703-293-9300
Practice Areas:

  • Criminal misdemeanors and felonies
  • Personal injury
  • Juvenile matters
  • Protective orders
  • Expungements
  • Domestic assault and battery
  • White collar crime
  • Probation violations
  • Cyber Crime
  • Online Defamation
  • Police investigations
  • Winery Law, Marijuana Law
  • Traffic Offenses


Jonathan Phillips is a former Fairfax County prosecutor and experienced trial attorney practicing in all Virginia courts.

Mr. Phillips graduated from Virginia Tech with a bachelor’s degree in Business Information Technology and was an I.T. consultant in both public and private sectors before focusing on the practice of law. After attending law school at Pennsylvania State University, Mr. Phillips worked as an Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney in Fairfax County where he amassed significant trial experience, handling thousands of misdemeanors and felony cases, while taking over 100 cases to jury and bench trials in the county’s Circuit Court.

He founded a private practice, Jonathan Phillips P.C., representing clients throughout Northern Virginia state and federal courts on a broad range of criminal charges and civil disputes. He is a founding partner at LefflerPhillips PLC. His previous experience includes:

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Awards and Accreditation

Best Lawyers

For 2023 the Best Lawyers in America recognizes only the top 5.3% of elite lawyers in the nation across 150 practice areas. Jonathan is featured annually on this prestigious list.

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Washingtonian Top Lawyer

Jonathan first appeared on Washingtonian's list of top criminal defense attorneys in 2015. The list features Washington’s top legal talent, as voted by area lawyers.

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Since 2019 Jonathan has been named to Super Lawyers, a list which recognizes no more than top 5 percent of attorneys in the state.

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Northern Virginia Magazine Top Lawyers

For the past several years, and starting in 2014, Jonathan is listed as one of the best lawyers in the Northern Virginia region, as voted by peers.

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Arlington Magazine Top Attorney

A list limited to the most respected attorneys located in Arlington County, Fairfax County, the City of Falls Church and the City of Alexandria, as nominated by their peers in the legal community. This list has included Jonathan from 2021 to the present.

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SuperLawyers – Rising Star 2015-2018

The Super Lawyers Rising Stars list recognizes no more than 2.5 percent of attorneys in the state. Following 2018, Jonathan has been named to the SuperLawyers listing.

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President’s Award of Fairfax Bar Association 2015, 2019

Award recognizing dedication and outstanding service to the Fairfax Bar Association and our legal community.

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Top 40 Under 40 The National Trial Lawyers 2014

The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 under 40 is an invitation only professional organization composed of the top trial lawyers from each state or region who are under the age of 40 practicing civil plaintiff and/or criminal defense law.

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Best Law Firms U.S. News & World Report

Since 2015 to present (2023), Jonathan has been included on U.S. News Best Lawyers, a purely peer review guide to the legal profession, which has ranked more than 15,000 firms in 127 specialties in 188 metro areas.

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Top 100 Trial Lawyers The National Trial Lawyers

The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 is an invitation-only organization composed of the premier trial lawyers from each state or region who meet stringent qualifications.

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AVVO “10 Rating”

An Avvo rating is a 1 to 10 score used by – an online directory of lawyers – to rate individual attorneys based on the contents of their Avvo. Jonathan's maintained a score of 10 for more than seven consective years.

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Contact Jonathan

You should always speak to a lawyer before making any decision that may impact your liberty or finances. Consultations are always free and attorneys at LefflerPhillips will meet with you to discuss your case and provide representation options. You can communicate via telephone, email, or arrange to meet in person at our Fairfax office.

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